A new office in one of our favorite cities:
the love of place | San Francisco, the Bay Area, Silicon Valley:
GIRVIN’s new presence in California
Building strategic intention, tracking our design heritage, Girvin returns to work in the City by the Bay.
S.F. East Bay, Silicon Valley — GIRVINBRANDS | CA.
The blessing of a roving design practice is the ability to set up offices, working and business relationships in varying locations — and to go and work there, serving relationships and exploring, as I’ve noted earlier, the walking attention of exploring that city.
These journeys have taken me far, from business and brand discussions in Paro, Bhutan and Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, Lhasa, Tibet — to the UAE –Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and Lima, Peru; to working in the field, Beijing, Seoul, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Ubud, Tokyo, Kyoto, Madrid, Paris, London, Mexico City, Krakow and Firenze.
I count travel, working for, and with our relationships internationally [and nationally] as a blessing, in experience.
GO, work, learn.
While I have never left my heart in San Francisco, we continue to come back, exploring more — my time, Girvin’s legacy runs back decades to landing at SFO [now, more — OAK and SanJose].
There are long runs, bridges back in time, to working here.
That sequence goes back, in the beginnings — the 70s, The Stanford Conference on Design.
Then, through Reed College and this event, I met Steve Jobs,
and we worked with him and Apple, off and on,
up through the 90s.
That spread to a string of other technology brands — strategy, naming, identity, packaging, stores and online retail.
Our creative and consulting efforts now continue, live, SF realm — partnering with GIRVIN heritage and new relationships over the course of the last 30 years — from Lucy and VF Brands, to friends at Benefit Cosmetics, Esprit, Diamond Foods, Kuleto Restaurants, Fra’Mani, Gap, Gallo, Safeway, Levi’s, Spectrum | RG, and a host of others, over time.
We’re excited about continuing to build on these transitions, with our friends, and new connections in S.F., S.V. East Bay and Berkeley+Oakland.
Our new Director,
has two decades of experience in brand development — degrees in marketing and business, and has led teams in brand-building and global launches all over the world.
We welcome her.
And welcome the returning embrace of San Francisco — and the entire northern California area.
TIM | SEATTLEGIRVINBRANDS
Pike Place Offices | Monday morning
THE STRATEGY OF LUXURY
BRAND DEVELOPMENT + DESIGN
Girvin Brand Luxe